waves of joy

More exquisite weather until the next storm rolls in….
Arizona Beach, southern Oregon coast.

ArizonaBeach-9753Ten times a day something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. 
Mary Oliver

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30 thoughts on “waves of joy

  1. The Mary Oliver quote – I was just thinking about attentiveness today, the different qualities of attention – to details vs. to a holistic gestalt…pings and swells indeed, you sure do convey them well!

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    • I would be missing my waves, too. You could always come to visit mine! If your hubby needs a break at any time?
      Wishing you both a very Happy New Year to come in your lovely new home.

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    • Thanks Ingrid. The surf has been utterly marvelous lately. I’ve enjoyed every minute I’ve been able to spend out there on the beach with it. Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year filled with great travels.

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    • Our coastline is noted for its huge rocks (they call them seastacks out here for some reason). Honestly, it wasn’t all that cold, at least not in my opinion. Of course I did need a hoodie sweatshirt and a knit hat, but that’s pretty much to be expected at the end of December.

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  2. I compare your Oregon waves to my Southern California waves, and it’s like comparing a magnificent race horse to a gerbil. Those waves are so mighty. The big rocks beyond have a profound golden white reflection. A fine picture you have made here, Gunta.

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    • Thanks so very much for the sweet words. I have to admit to being thoroughly thrilled with our waves. I find them energizing and wonderful to watch (and photograph.)

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    • I’m sure you’re aware of what a zoom (300 mm focal length in this instance) can do to a landscape shot. It’s not just for getting your great bird shots! Wasn’t anywhere near to getting wet.

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